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Soundproofer Lichfield Staffordshire (WS13): If your Lichfield property is being adversely affected by noise, maybe you should think about putting in some soundproofing to bring tranquillity to your lounge, studio, home office or bedroom. Alternatively you may wish to soundproof a single room to keep noise in, for instance in a family room or home cinema, to avoid disturbing others. Either way, soundproofing is important for peace of mind and sanity.

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It is important for us to understand how sound travels around a structure before it's possible to discover strategies to prevent it from happening.

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There basically two ways in which sound can move around a home:

1. The vibration or air molecules through the air.

2. Through the vibration of objects or materials.

Despite the fact that sound can also travel through liquids, unless you are eager to isolate noise from a pool or aquarium, we will only be interested in how to soundproof rooms within a structure.

SOUND TRAVELLING THROUGH THE AIR

Sound can be transmitted into and out of a room through ill fitting windows, open ducting, gaps around doors and even light fittings and electrical sockets. What we hear and identify as sound is in fact air molucules being vibrated and reaching our ear drum. No matter what the source of the sound; aircraft, heavy machinery, children playing, music playing or road traffic, all sounds are created and transferred in exactly the same manner.

You must therefore imagine a room as a boat and carefully inspect it for leaks that need sealing before you can sail it.

SOUND TRAVEL THROUGH OBJECTS AND STRUCTURES

As sound moves through the air by vibration, then it makes perfect sense that this vibration can be absorbed by, transferred to or reflected by different materials. Sound will cause vibrations in the walls, floors and ceilings of your rooms, and can result in a resonating effect that's transmitted outside the area. Even if a room is encased in a solid material that is resistant to sound, such as a concrete lined basement, the sound can be reflected and possibly even amplified to other rooms in the building.

So, what is the best way to stop these sounds having a detrimental impact on others? Soundproofing of course.

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A bare floor surface resonates more than one covered with a rug or carpet. Not only can such a simple and straightforward solution reduce your noise pollution problem, but it can also brighten up the room. Curtains, in particular heavy blackout ones, will also subdue any sounds from escaping or invading the area, cost-effectively and without requiring professional installation.

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Locating and stopping up any gaps in your room, think windows, light fittings, doors and electrical sockets, is also a simple task for a skilled DIY enthusiast. There are unique acoustic sealants available on the market that absorb the sound waves, and don't transfer them to surrounding materials. Acoustic sealants are inclined to be a little more pricey than standard plaster or other sealant products, but the special design has far greater soundproofing performance and is certainly worth the small extra cost.

For anyone redecorating a room or renovating a property, consider the soundproofing benefits of adding an extra skin of plasterboard or soundboard, (also called sheet rock, gypsum board or drywall), while you are tackling the work. This is an efficient and economical soundproofing material owing to its dense nature. It's effective for areas like movie rooms, music studios or studies which are being built within the home. If you aren't familiar with putting up framing and plasterboard, it is generally wise to hire a professional Lichfield contractor to guarantee the optimum soundproofing gains from its use.

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Last but not least you ought to examine all doors in the space you're looking to soundproof. Even though hollow doors are lightweight and relatively affordable, their soundproofing characteristics are not anything to write home about. Solid wood doors, whilst a tad more expensive, can do wonders for soundproofing a room.

PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING LICHFIELD

Some homes, for example those on aircraft flight-paths or next to busy roads, have naturally more issues with sound pollution and will need other ways to tackle the situation. You'll get the best possible soundproofing outcome by employing the expertise of a professional soundproofing company.

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The first questions you will be asked are:

  1. What sort of area or room would you like to soundproof? Is it a fully lined concrete wall, a plasterboarded partition wall or a brick wall etc.
  2. Is it internal noise or external sounds that you need to deal with? i.e. To reduce trains, traffic or neighbours playing loud music, or is it from internally produced sounds from a home cinema or music studio for instance.
  3. How large is the area you need to be soundproofed?
  4. From which direction do the noises appear to be coming? i.e. Through the doors, floor, windows, walls or ceiling or a combination of all.

Your answers to these queries will enable you to get quotes for the various available solutions that match your needs. They will offer different strategies to soundproof each of the problem areas within your room.

PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF FLOORS, CEILINGS and WALLS

There are 2 areas that must be dealt with to soundproof any room:

  1. Lower the effect of sound amplification, reflection and vibration by hard surfaces.
  2. The absorption of sound will have to be enhanced.

An on-site survey will be necessary to examine the aspects that need to be improved.

Conclusions from the survey will include the addition of materials with different densities to help boost the soundproofing properties of the area. The use of acoustic rubbers and foams of varying mass and density will help to absorb sounds and reduce reflections and transmission sources.

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Voids between joists may need insulation to remove resonation spaces between them. Floor and ceiling voids and cavities in walls can all be likened to a drum, where the space inside acts like an amplification source for any unwanted noise.

Mixed layers of differing density and mass materials do a better job of absorbing sound than a single soundproofing material layer of one kind. This is because the various frequencies are absorbed differently by different kinds of materials, therefore a diversity of densities, shapes and layers within your soundproofing armoury are needed.

Any soundproofing contractor in Lichfield will have to follow the Part E of the Building Regulations, if your property is residential in nature. Such legislation have to be followed so as to safeguard yourself and others from the harmful effects of sound pollution.

Trade associations in the soundproofing industry that offer guidance, qualifications and training are the Association of Noise Consultants and the Institute of Acoustics. Any Lichfield company bearing ANC or IOA accreditation has been vetted to make certain they offer the highest standards, reliability and quality of workmanship within the industry.

Where is it Available?

Soundproofing is available in Lichfield and also in: Whittington, Comberford, Hanch, Netherstowe, Whittington Hurst, Leamonsley, Farewell, Stowe, Elford, Canwell, Curborough, Wall, Pipehill, Chestall, Huddlesford, Hopwas, Hammerwich, Streethay, Swinfen, Elmhurst, Fisherwick Wood, and in these postcodes WS13 6QR, WS13 6JA, WS13 6PD, WS13 6GG, WS13 6JG, WS13 6AB, WS13 6FD, WS13 6AA, WS13 6PH, and WS13 6PY. Local Lichfield soundproofing specialists will probably have the telephone code 01543 and the postcode WS13. Verifying this will confirm that you access locally based providers of soundproofing. Lichfield property owners will be able to utilise these and countless other similar services. Home and property owners who require soundproofing quotes can simply click on the "Quote" banner.

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